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. >> reporter: economist ellen zentner says it could provide a critical boost to a fragile economy. >> right now business investment spending is accounting for about 7 president clinton to 10% of economic growth. that's not chump change. >> reporter: even conservative economists embraced the idea. >> he should have proposed this right at the very beginning. >> reporter: kevin hassett of the american enterprise institute says the incentives could add as much as 10% to quipped spending, or about $100 billion. for importantly, he says, it could change the national mood. >> i think at some point americans are going to finally step that the worst is behind us and that we're ready to boom again and this is the kind of proposal that could change the psychology and create the positive momentum we need to really get out of this malaise. >> reporter: the white house says the final cost of the incentives would be about $30 billion. the administration is also proposing a permanent extension of the research and development tax credit. katie? >> couric: all right. anthony mason, anthony, thanks so much. let's
, that's halliburton doing the seem ellening. are they pointing a finger at halliburton here? >> that's a clear finger being pointed on halliburton on that. i haven't been able to read into it far enough to find out where the decision was made to allow them to go ahead with that system. and, you know, the -- nitrogen apparently was not effective as they thought it would be. they think that the nitrogen sort of broke out or pocketed and created gaps in the cement. >> we heard in the days after the explosion about a pressure test that's showed anomalies. a pressure test was accepted. the well integrity was not established blaming both bp and pointing the finger at transocean. transocean being the people of the rig, people being contacted to drill the well. more shared blame in that instance. >> right. yeah. in that instance, again, the company man, the person representing bp usually has the ultimate decision in that although someone from transocean, if they suspect something is wrong, they certainly have the right to speak up and contradict the company man. >> i have only had a chance t
on the ellen degeneres show. and i think what you see there, what that really is a manifestation of is the fear that this white house and democrat ruling majority have about what's going to happen in november, he can not get himself to say, i will veto those tax extensions, i will override the will of the people once again. >> brian: but the thing is, we're not even talking about people. we're talking about democrats. talking about democrats that are going against what he wants to do. you have senator michael bennett says, you know what, i'm not going to go forward s $5 billion. that's not what's going to get me elected. i don't think we should be doing that. talk about the $50 billion infrastructure program that the president proposed. >> yeah. this is not just any infrastructure spending or stimulus. this is an infrastructure program that will benefit primarily and exclusively big labor. i'm calling it the big dig boondoggle because of an executive order that was signed into law by this president within weeks of his administration taking office. they basically mandated that all federal constr
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